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Eschatological Discipleship: Leading Christians to Understand Their Historical and Cultural Context

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Discipleship is eschatological in nature, because the church that makes and receives disciples is eschatological in nature.
 
Often eschatology is thought to refer only to “last things” doctrines. However, eschatology in its broader sense encompasses the Christian view of time and the future of the world, informing both one’s evangelism and ecclesiology. Failing to relate
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2018 by B Academic
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Mark Warnock
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'll be writing a fuller review of this book for Books at a Glance. In short, Wax's reframing of eschatology to include the broad arc of history, the coming judgment, the Lordship of Jesus, and the importance of living wisely in light of our location in that timeline, rescues eschatology from the weird world of dispensational charts, competing theories, and "nobody knows." His analysis of Enlightenment, sexual revolution and consumerist eschatologies rings true and is actionable.

I just gave a ta
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Andrew
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In 1969, Robert Lamm of Chicago Transit Authority asked “Does anybody really know what time it is?” His question had an existential bent to it; after all, does anyone really care (about time)?

In his new book, Eschatological Discipleship, Trevin Wax argues we should indeed care, for Scripture speaks into the lives of Christians concerning the current time and times to come. Wax aims to unite the practice of Christian discipleship with the theological category of eschatology (2). He defines escha
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Bob Priest
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
At first glance I wondered what Eschatological Discipleship meant. After all, my church background was heavy on eschatology including charts, diagrams, and cheesy movies about the end of the world. For all those years eschatological discipleship would have meant, Jesus could be back any second now, do you want him to catch you doing whatever it is you are doing.

Fortunately, Trevin Wax never even came close to saying that. In this book eschatology means asking what time is it. Eschatological disc
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Karl Dumas
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I know some of you might be disappointed to learn this, but discipleship is more than getting someone to come to your bible study or join your church. There is more to it than giving someone a ride to and from church or visiting someone in the hospital or jail. And, as I read Eschatological Discipleship: Leading Christians to Understand Their Historical and Cultural Context by Trevin Wax (B&H Academic, 2018) it also seems that there’s a lot more to it than right here and right now.
It’s not
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Gillian
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Who are you? WHEN are you? Trevor Wax argues that to be a disciple means we must understand our time, time’s progress, and the end of time and our unique time and place. Christianity is rooted in the historical act of Jesus, and it is still historically lived out. Thus, as disciples, we must ask “When are we? What time is it?”

Bringing the Christian vision of time, progress, and destiny (eschatology) to bear ….

While always eager to learn more about discipleship, it was the section on biblical t
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Cameron
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A special thanks to B&H/LifeWay for sending me a complimentary copy of Trevin K. Wax’s book, Eschatological Discipleship.

In Trevin Wax’s new book, Eschatological Discipleship, he seeks to lead his Christian readers into a deeper understanding of both their historical and cultural context by suggesting that believers should continually be incorporating the question “What time is it?” into their daily lives. The overall emphasis is not as much a study of end-times as it is a matter of being eq
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Jonathan Roberts
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Quick read. I thoroughly enjoyed the rival eschatologies portion and thought it was worth the price of the book. Trevin Wax has a way of cutting through the muck and making sense of complex issues. This book and This is Our Time are must reads for all doing teaching today to young people. Highly recommended
Jason Park
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
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The importance of a healthy understanding of God’s kingdom is made clear in this enlightening and deeply-thought-out work. My full review: https://medium.com/@jpark_21/eschatol...
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Trevin Wax is the Bible and Reference Publisher for LifeWay Christian Resources. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin hosts a blog at The Gospel Coalition and regularly contributes to The Washington Post, Religion News Service, World, and Christianity Today, which named him one of thirty-three millennials shaping the next generation of evangelicals. His previous books include Counterfeit Gospels ...more